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Did people seriously expect 5'8 wrestler Yoel Romero to charge in to 6'4 counterstriker Izzy?

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  1. Fedor Emelianenko Green Belt

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    Yoel would have been flattened. Its never a good idea to start chasing Izzy look at Whitaker and Costa.

    Yoel is not a striker like Gastelum.

    Izzy knew this and made the fight boring refusing to engage only looking to counter.

    Yoel still won that fight regardless of how boring it was.
     
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  2. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Given Yoels speed and power, charging in was his best chance. Yeah he'd run the risk of getting KO'd but he lost anyway just standing there.
     
  3. The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Who said it was a good idea?
     
  4. DestinedAussie Green Belt

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    I don't know, Yoel clearly could have done more. But really Izzy could have too. I felt Yoel was more willing to engage than Izzy in that fight but in the end it was just a boring stalemate.
     
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    ... Yes? How else is a shorter man going to win the fight, if not by closing the distance? Is he supposed to just stand there at the edge of Israel's reach and let Israel have his way with him?
     
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    yeah werdum did and got ktfo
     
  7. quadrunner Brown Belt

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    Calling yoel a wrestler is a stretch lol

    sure he is a wrestler, but in mma he has largely been a striker who uses his wrestling defensively aside from a couple fights early in his ufc career.

    also, yes it is up to the shorter man to close the distance lol you must be new to this
     
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  8. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Many people here don't care about the process, only the outcome.
     
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  9. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    Pushing the issue was his best chance, however slim it might have been. He allowed Izzy to win while having the easiest, most damage free night possible.
     
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  11. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    It's not a good idea, but he's challenging for the belt, he should be the one to go for it... Adesanya can do nothing and still retain the belt via Draw.
     
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    do you know what MMA is??
     
  13. TJ Dillashank Blue Belt

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    How was he not as good as people believed he only lost to dec by the best and they were all close. Next time know what your talking about.
     
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  15. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Yeah but Werdum BUMrushed him.
     
  16. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    Yoel is good at knocking people out but shit at winning decisions. Just avoid his counter and you win because he gives away rounds via having zero output.

    He never makes adjustments or has a back up plan— terrible fight IQ. Overrated
     
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    yoel was robbed.

    sickening judging that night.

    i think dana paid them off because he thought he could set up izzy vs jones, but jones ran from the idea off that.
     
  18. TJ Dillashank Blue Belt

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    Shit at winning decisions? Almost every decision loss he's been in was close and controversial at the highest level of mma.
     
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    TBF Yoel did good, but he should have pushed the pace more in 4th and 5th, when it wasn't working.

    If he got the finish with one of those scary counters, people would be saying it's a classic Romero finish, lull the opponent in and explode, but if he doesn't get it, then it looks terrible.

    I think in theory his plan was good, but he didn't have enough urgency when it wasn't working out. Maybe he just couldn't go as hard too, he looks like a tank, but he is old and has many injuries. Also, Israel is not exactly an easy guy to catch
     
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    Honestly I would pick Izzy in a rematch and picked him in that fight but Yoel won that fight.

    It was a clear 3-2, the most significant strikes were landed by Romero, even as little and far in between they were.
     

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